Miller Thomson Foundation Increases Scholarship Programme to $300,000 Awarding Scholarships to Post Secondary Students Across Canada

22 juin 2011

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Miller Thomson
Foundation Increases Scholarship Programme to $300,000

Awarding Scholarships
to Post Secondary Students Across Canada

Since 1995 $2.85 million has been awarded to 2,650
students.

TORONTO
(June 22, 2011)
— The Miller Thomson Foundation’s National Scholarship Program increases its
awards from $1,000 to $3,000 academic scholarships to 100 Canadian students1,
bringing its total contribution to $2.85 million awarded to 2,650 graduating
high school students since 1995.  The award
recipients will be announced through an advertisement in the Globe and Mail’s Focus
Section on Saturday, June 25.

“The
Miller Thomson Foundation’s National Scholarship Program was created to
recognize the achievements and aspirations of remarkable young Canadians,” says
Gerald Courage, Chair of the Miller Thomson Foundation.  “With the launch of our 2011 National
Scholarship Programme, the Foundation increased the scholarship awards to $300,000
per annum.  The scholarships encourage
and promote the attainment of the higher education goals of exceptional
high-school graduates who have demonstrated a high level of academic
achievement and have made outstanding contributions to their schools and
communities.  The scholarships can be
applied to any area of study at any Canadian university or college.”

Approximately
1,450 high school students from across Canada applied for Miller Thomson
Foundation Scholarships in 2011.

The
Miller Thomson Foundation is governed by a board of 26 prominent members of
Canada’s business and education communities and co-chaired by The Rt. Hon. John
N. Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C. and Gary G. Campbell, Q.C.

Miller
Thomson LLP is one of Canada’s largest full-service national law firms, with over
470 lawyers working from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon,
Regina, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Markham and Montréal.  The firm provides business law,
advocacy and personal legal services to Canadian and international
corporations, entrepreneurs, institutions, governments and not-for-profit
organizations.

 

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To determine the media availability of current award
recipients, please contact:

Lesley
A. Lawson, Executive Director, The Miller Thomson Foundation
llawson@millerthomson.com
416.597.4307

For further information about the Miller Thomson
Foundation, please contact:

Gerald
Courage, Chair
Miller
Thomson LLP
416.595.8163

Background

Miller Thomson
Foundation

  • Created by Miller Thomson LLP in 1995 and funded
    annually by its partners, the Miller Thomson Foundation will have donated, as
    of June 2011, a total of $2.85 million for scholarships recognizing 2,650
    graduating high-school students from across Canada.
  • The Miller Thomson Foundation is governed by a
    board of 26 prominent members of Canada’s business and education communities
    and Co-Chaired by The Rt. Hon. John N. Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C. and Gary G.
    Campbell, Q.C.  A full list of board
    members appears at the end of this background document.

Miller Thomson
Foundation Scholarships

  • In 2011 the Miller Thomson Foundation increased
    its National Scholarship Program to $300,000, annually awarding academic
    scholarships of $3,000 to 100 Canadian students1sup> who have excelled in high school and are pursuing post-secondary education.
  • The scholarships encourage and promote the
    attainment of higher education goals by top students in Canada
    who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement and have made
    positive contributions to their school and community.
  • The scholarships are available to graduating
    students attending Canadian secondary schools.
    All award recipients must pursue programs at Canadian colleges and
    universities.
  • Approximately 1,450 high school students from
    across Canada applied for Miller Thomson Foundation Scholarships in 2011.
  • In addition to the candidate’s academic
    abilities, judges evaluate the candidate’s contribution to their school and
    their community through their involvement in extracurricular activities.  Contributions to the community may be
    demonstrated by involvement in local clubs, organizations and community
    activities or through after-school jobs that assist the candidate’s family or
    fund the candidate’s education.
  • By supporting some of the best and the brightest
    young people in Canada,
    the Miller Thomson Foundation encourages the aspirations of positive,
    highly-motivated students who have the potential to make tremendous
    contributions to the futures of our communities, society and country.

Miller Thomson LLP

  • Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada’s largest
    full-service national law firms, with over 470 lawyers working from Toronto,
    Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, London, Kitchener-Waterloo,
    Guelph, Markham, and Montréal.  The firm provides a range of business law,
    advocacy and personal legal services to Canadian and international
    corporations, entrepreneurs, institutions, governments and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Since Miller Thomson’s inception over 54 years
    ago, one of the firm’s core philosophies has been the active contribution of
    its lawyers and staff to the well-being of the communities it serves through
    support of public and social service programs.

Miller Thomson Foundation 2011 Board of Governors

Gary G. Campbell, Q.C. and The
Rt. Hon. John N. Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C.,
Co-Chairs, Board of Governors, The Miller Thomson Foundation
Gary Albach, Ph.D., President and
Chief Executive Officer,
Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures
J. Christopher Barron, Corporate Director
Douglas G. Bassett, O.C., KStJ, O.Ont., LL.D., D.Litt., Chairman and President,
Windward
Investments
A. W. A. Bellstedt, Q.C., Corporate Director and Independent
Consultant
Jalynn H. Bennett, C.M., Corporate
Director
Hugh J. Bolton, FCA, Chairman of
the Board, EPCOR Utilities Inc.
George L.
Cooke, President and Chief Executive Officer,
The Dominion of Canada General
Insurance Company
David W. Cornhill, B.Sc., MBA, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
AltaGas Ltd.
John P. Dunne, Retired Executive
Dr. Glenn Feltham, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive
Officer,
The Northern Alberta Institute of
Technology
A. P. Franceschini, P.Eng., Director, Stantec Inc.
Dr. Peter J. George, C.M., B.A.(Hon.), M.A., Ph.D., D.U. (Hon.), D.Hon.C.,
D.Litt.(Hon.), LL.D.(Hon.), President
Emeritus, McMaster University
Ross Grieve, Chairman, PCL Construction Holdings Ltd.
Brian Heidecker, ICD.D., Chair, Board of Governors,
University of Alberta
William Hogarth, Director of Education (Retired)
J. D. Hole, Retired Executive
Dr. Michael J. Mahon, Ph.D.,
President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Lethbridge
David G. A. McLean, O.B.C.,
LL.D., Chairman, Canadian National
Kevin Nabholz, Executive Vice President, Major Projects, Suncor Energy Inc.
The Hon. Belinda Stronach, Founder, The Belinda Stronach
Foundation
Lawrence M. Tanenbaum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited
Richard E. Waugh, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Scotiabank
Dr. Terrence H. White, Ph.D., Independent Consultant
John E.
Zahary, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harvest Operations Corp.

 


1 Included
in our 2011 National Scholarship Programme are five (5) Miller Thomson
Foundation Entrance Leadership
Scholarships supported at the University of Alberta in the amount of $3,000.00
each.